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2793331 - Partition Strategy of Smart Predict in SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC)


  • Partition strategy of Smart Predict in SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC)


  • SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC)
  • Smart Predict

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Logon to SAP Analytics Cloud.
  2. Main menu -> Create -> Predictive Scenario.
  3. Click Classification, put the Scenario name as Class_Scenario.
  4. Click Create Predictive Model, put some description in the popup window.
  5. In Settings, select Input Dataset.
  6. Observe there is no Cutting Strategy / Partition Strategy can be selected like in Predictive Analytics client.


Partition Strategy

Partition Strategy is also called "Cutting Strategy" in Predictive Analytics. Refer to: Partition Strategy

A partition strategy is a technique that decomposes a training dataset into distinct subsets.
Different from Predictive Analytics, in Smart Predict, a training dataset is decomposed into 2 (two) distinct datasets:

  • A training subset (Estimation dataset) - Generate different models. The models generated at this stage are hypothetical.
  • A validation subset - Select the best model among those generated using the training subset, which represents the best compromise between perfect quality and perfect robustness.

The partition is performed as follows:

  • The row selection is random.
  • The training subset contains 75% of the input rows.
  • The validation contains 25% of the input rows.

How the partition strategy works when training a Predictive Model

The following graphics summarize what's happen when you click train:

Training dataset is selected from input dataset - randomly 75% of input dataset. Different trial version of model generated. Then validation dataset - 25% of input dataset is used to validate the trial versions, and select the best Predictive model. Refer to: Training a Predictive Model


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